Legendary Irish band, U2, have announced their new musical project Songs of Surrender. The studio album will be released on March 17, 2023 if all goes according to plan.
Songs of Surrender is a compilation record that will include 40 of their biggest hits. The title is very similar to Bono’s previously released memoirs Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story.
The 62-year-old singer-songwriter opened his heart and told his best kept secrets in the pages of his autobiography, through 40 songs from his discography. Will the same tracks be part of this new LP?
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Re-recording their classic songs from a 21st century point of view, the lead guitarist David Howell Evans, aka, The Edge explains: “When a song becomes successful, it always associates itself with a particular voice. I can’t imagine “Tangled Up In Blue” without Bob Dylan or “We Have All the Time in the World” without the unique voice of Louis Armstrong. Most of them were written and recorded when we were a bunch of young men. Some grew up with us, some didn’t. But we haven’t lost track of what led us to write these songs in the early years. The essence of those songs are still in us.”
Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen, and Adam Clayton have tried to maintain the spirit of all these songs, but also giving it a new approach reflecting on what kind of people they are today. The first out will be “Beautiful Day,” which culminates with a sample of the Italian song “Torna a Surriento.”